Development Approvals for Dual Occupancy Properties

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Why is it important to get Council Development Approvals prior to construction of Dual Occupancy Properties?

 

In a classic case recently in Queensland, the Planning and Environment Court has dismissed an appeal against Bundaberg Regional Council’s enforcement notice regarding a dual occupancy at Mandi Court, Kalkie.

Judge Nicole Kefford ruled that having two dwellings on the residential block was unlawful without the necessary development approvals.

The original enforcement order required the property owner to cease occupying one of the dwellings by January 19. Following the unsuccessful appeal, one of the dwellings must now be vacated by December 2018.

 

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